2022 marks the hundred-year anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s first feature. A century on, Hitchcock remains one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. But how does his vast body of work and legacy hold up in today’s society?
Mark Cousins, the award-winning filmmaker behind ‘The Story of Film: An Odyssey,’ ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’ and ‘The Story of Film: A New Generation,’ tackles this question and looks at the auteur with a new and radical approach: through the use of the auteur’s own voice.
As Hitchcock rewatches his films, we are taken on an odyssey through his vast career - his vivid silent films, the legendary films of the 1950s and 60s and his later works - in playful and revealing ways.